Community Tasting Notes (3) Avg Score: 88.5 points

  • Recent bottling. Classic Malmsey nose, good definition and depth, fruit, nuts and Scotch; there is a good tangy, acidic kick on the palate and intensity and length are absolutely fine, but mid-palate the wine is just too sweet, soft and sticky. It reminds me of an Oloroso that has ODed on the PX - the sugar coating takes away the precision and definition. But a solid 10 YO none the less. Good value too.

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  • No bottling date given but clearly bottled very recently, probably 2013 or 2012 at the earliest. 19% ABV. Intense amber colour, not unlike a 30 year old tawny; the nose is relatively restrained and slightly woody (not unlike a good Scotch), but opens up well after a few days and displays aromas of toasted nuts, candied fruit and molasses, fresh and with good depth; on the palate medium sweet, intense, compact and clean, with lovely acidity, well-balanced, savoury, coffee flavour, hint of fudge; excellent length, hint of heat. A good 10 YO, fine QPR at € 18 and a far cry from the old fashioned, cooked and caramelly style of yore.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/11/2011, (See more on 88 points

    (NV Justino Henriques Madeira Malvazia 10 Years Old) Medium brown amber color with ruby lights and yellow meniscus; appealing, light caramel, tangerine cream, honey nose; sweet, honeyed, light caramel, tangerine cream palate; medium-plus finish 88+ points (good as a light version of Madeira; 120 grams residual sugar)

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